New Video Shows Exchange Between Riley Strain and A Police Officer The Night He Disappeared

via Metro Police Nashville

22-year-old Riley Strain has been missing since he was kicked out of a Downtown Nashville bar on Friday, March 8th.

Riley Strain was visiting Nashville with a group of his fraternity brothers from the University of Missouri when he was reported missing. Early reports claimed that Strain had been kicked out of Luke Bryan’s bar along Broadway in Downtown Nashville shortly before 10:00 pm after he appeared to have been “overserved.”

According to Strain’s family and friends, the 22-year-old said he would return to his hotel, located about five blocks from the bar, but never arrived.

Riley Strain disappeared after leaving Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge in Nashville, Tennessee

Retracing Riley Strain’s steps

Police investigators and nearby business owners have worked together to compile surveillance footage and piece together the path that Riley Strain took after leaving the bar. Various security cameras reveal that Strain followed 3rd Avenue away from Broadway, turned down Church Street, and then followed Gay Street along the edge of the Cumberland River.

It was along this path where the missing student’s cell phone was last pinged around 9:58 pm. The last known whereabouts of Riley Strain, per the compiled security footage, was near the intersection of Gay Street at the James Robertson Parkway bridge.

More clues emerge as the search for Riley Strain continues

On Sunday, March 17th, the debit card belonging to the missing student was found by a group of civilians along the banks of the Cumberland River, near his last known location. Metro Police confirmed the discovery:

On March 15th, Luke’s 32 Bridge, the bar from which Strain was kicked out, released a statement that provided additional details from the young man’s visit to their establishment. According to their records, Strain was only served one drink and two waters during his time at the bar. The statement continues:

“At 9:35 p.m., our security team made a decision based on our conduct standards to escort him from the venue through our Broadway exit at the front of our building.”

Read the full statement from Luke’s 32 Bridge below. 

A new video reveals that Riley Strain crossed paths with a police officer on the night he disappeared.

On Monday, March 18th, Metro Police of Nashville shared a video online which shows a brief exchange between Riley Strain and a police officer on the night of March 8th. Officer Reginald Young was on Gay Street at 9:52 pm responding to a report of vehicle burglary when Riley Strain passed by him on on the pathway.

In the video captured by bodycam, Young asks Strain, “How are you doing, sir?

He responds, “Good, how are you?

Metro Police add that the young man “did not appear distressed.”

See the bodycam footage in the video below. 

The search for Riley Strain continues. Anyone with information is asked to call 615-742-7463.

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